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Information design

Information design
Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that fosters efficient and effective understanding of it. The term has come to be used specifically for graphic design for displaying information effectively, rather than just attractively or for artistic expression. Information design is closely related to the field of data visualization and is often taught as part of graphic design courses.[1] Etymology[edit] The term 'information design' emerged as a multidisciplinary area of study in the 1970s. In 1982, Edward Tufte produced a book on information design called The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. The term information graphics tends to be used by those primarily concerned with diagramming and display of quantitative information. In technical communication, information design refers to creating an information structure for a set of information aimed at specified audiences. Early examples[edit] Applications[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Related:  Mind Visual

Information graphics Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.[1][2] They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.[3][4] The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.[2] Overview[edit] Infographics have been around for many years and recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world. In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, as well as maps, site plans, and graphs for statistical data. "Graphical displays should: Graphics reveal data. History[edit] Early[edit]

Visual learning and outlining in the classroom Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated with images. Research tells us that the majority of students in a regular classroom need to see information in order to learn it. Some common visual learning strategies include creating graphic organizers, diagramming, mind mapping, outlining and more. Visual learning helps students clarify their thoughts Students see how ideas are connected and realize how information can be grouped and organized. Visual learning helps students organize and analyze information Students can use diagrams and plots to display large amounts of information in ways that are easy to understand and help reveal relationships and patterns. Visual learning helps students integrate new knowledge According to research, students better remember information when it is represented and learned both visually and verbally.

Инфографика Инфогра́фика (от лат. informatio — осведомление, разъяснение, изложение; и др.-греч. γραφικός — письменный, от γράφω — пишу) — это графический способ подачи информации, данных и знаний. Спектр её применения огромен: география, журналистика, образование, статистика, технические тексты. Инфографика способна не только организовать большие объёмы информации, но и более наглядно показать соотношение предметов и фактов во времени и пространстве, а также продемонстрировать тенденции. Определения[править | править исходный текст] Инфографикой можно назвать любое сочетание текста и графики, созданное с намерением изложить ту или иную историю, донести тот или иной факт. Инфографика — это визуальное представление информации. Особенности инфографики[править | править исходный текст] Составляющие успеха инфографики[править | править исходный текст] Инфографика: Яндекс в 2013 году Практикующие дизайнеры выделяют несколько аспектов, учёт которых позволяет сделать инфографику успешной[1][2][3][4]:

Course of Actions - Task Flow Mapping Your Day One of the things I’ve found when listing out tasks and actions, is the difficulty of organizing a list into a logical flow. Most of my day is filled with tasks that I need or want to complete in a specific order, and I wanted a simple way to map out the flow of my day. When I set out to find a way to do this, I had several criteria in mind: It had to be simple – I didn’t want a lot of options or stuff to fill in. A Task Flow Map is Born I played around with several methods, and many were way too complex. The worksheet I came up with has a set of boxes, one for each task, with a small arrow indicating the flow from one box, and task, to the next. The first box has an arrow box for the current page number and the last box has one for the “continued on” page. In order to accommodate things like waiting for, interruptions, unplanned meetings, and deferred tasks, I added adjacent boxes attached with a dotted line. “W” = Waiting for or @Waiting. Task Flow Worksheet – PDF Format Tony D.

Is Data Visualization Useful? You’ll Have to Prove It. Great data visualization is hard to measure: you can’t prove you have a good chart. Unless you can convince your employer to deploy at least two different formats/layouts and are able to compare results, you can say “this is a good chart” but that’s an act of faith, not an act of science. It’s True Because It Rhymes Information visualization experts like to evaluate a chart based on its compliance to some more or less accepted standards (Tufte’s data-ink ratio, for example). That’s like saying “it must be true because it rhymes”: the truth is defined by the language itself, not by the real world. Now, please close the curtains of our ivory tower… I know, it’s not easy to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of good displays. This is a true story: users wanted to evaluate sales territories, one at a time. If your chart is doing a good job at helping people, no one will actually be aware of the chart’s role at making sense of the data. Opening the Pandora Box (Wow, that’s depressing…) .

Mind map A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole.[1] It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Mind maps can also be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. Origins[edit] The semantic network was developed in the late 1950s as a theory to understand human learning and developed further by Allan M. Popularisation[edit] Buzan says the idea was inspired by Alfred Korzybski's general semantics as popularized in science fiction novels, such as those of Robert A. Guidelines[edit] Buzan suggests the following guidelines for creating mind maps: Uses[edit] Rough mindmap notes taken during a course session

Infographics news How to Build New Habits with Mind Maps and Mindmapping Recently I had the opportunity to read a fantastic book on habits and how they really work backed with some scientific research. What really stood out how the author was able to break down habits into different components that would make it much easier to adapt new habits and change old ones. With help of mind maps building new habits has become even easier. Here’s how. Quick Summary Each habit consists of a cue, routine and a reward.Mind maps support you in planning your habit and effectively overseeing it.Each mind map will have a branch for each habit component.Specify your plan of action and details in your mind map. Habits 101: The Habit Loop In the book The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg writes how each habit can be broken down into different parts and I’m going to borrow his framework for this post. CueRoutineReward This is the habit loop. The habit loop. Each habit is started by a cue or another way of phrasing that is that a trigger is what will initiate a habit. Cue Routine

Introduction to Circos, Features and Uses // CIRCOS Circular Genome Data Visualization 5 Examples of Asian Efficiency Mind Maps (And See How We Mind Map) We frequently get asked for mind mapping tips and how we implement mind maps. We have decided to share a couple examples of mind maps we have used for the blog so everyone can have a glimpse of how we do it. Below are five examples of mind maps that we have created so you can get an idea on how we do it. We have a very specific way of blogging – it starts with brain storming and we use mind maps to help us in this process. Before we even start blogging, we first mind map our thoughts, structure them and then write the actual blog post. The mind maps discussed in the post are created by both Aaron and I. All mind maps are available in a zip file that you can download here. So with that all out of the way, let’s get to the actual mind maps. 1. One good use of mind mapping is for brainstorming. As an example, here is a brainstorm mind map of mine when I wrote about Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. 2. Mind maps can great great for compiling lists just like text notes. 3. 4. 5. More mind maps

Walrus - Graph Visualization Tool Source Code Available The source code to Walrus is now available under the GNU GPL. You may download the source code below. Description Walrus is a tool for interactively visualizing large directed graphs in three-dimensional space. Walrus computes its layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree. Walrus uses 3D hyperbolic geometry to display graphs under a fisheye-like distortion. Walrus is being developed by Young Hyun at CAIDA. Applicability Please note that Walrus currently has the following requirements, restrictions, or limitations which may render it unsuitable for a given problem domain or dataset: Only directed graphs are supported.Only connected graphs with reachable nodes are supported. Galleries The following galleries show graphs of various sizes and complexity. Implemented Features Features Under Consideration more options for coloring objects (such as with a perceptually uniform colorscale)filtering and other interactive processing Requirements Download Changes References

7 Everyday Mind Mapping Uses with Examples One simple way to extend your understanding and use of mind maps, is to simply use them in different situations and contexts. Here are some simple everyday uses for mind maps (with examples). Quick Summary Think notes, think mind map. Common Everyday Mind Map Uses Let’s start with the common uses for mind maps. 1. One of the simplest and most effective uses for mind maps is to use them to create summaries for books, audiobooks or any other sort of multimedia course. Why create book summaries? As an example, here’s a stripped-down copy of one of my own book summaries for The Alchemist, a book we looked at recently. Book Summary Example Mindmap 2. Brainstorming and ideation (idea generation) are the classic use for mind maps. Brainstorming with mind maps can be for anything from ideas for your daughter’s birthday party to generating ideas for advertising campaigns. Here’s an mock-up example of ideas generated via mind map for a fictitious product’s ad campaign. Ideation Example Mindmap. 3. 4.

Revised Graphic Organizers Make Mapping Out Ideas Easy—and Savable! Join us on Facebook to get the latest news and updates. Become a Fan ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Home › About Us › News News | August 17, 2011 Recently revised, three online interactive graphic organizers help students map out their writing ideas or organize information they have learned. Try the new save capability with your students using any one of these interactive mapping tools. Students often have trouble getting started when asked to write an essay. You can’t compare apples to oranges. Still need some convincing? For a short tutorial on how to use the new save capability in select Student Interactives, see ReadWriteThink ReView: Saving Work With the Student Interactives.

10 Ways to Use Mind Maps Over Text Notes - Great Mindmapping Technique Here at Asian Efficiency we love mind mapping. It’s like a Swiss Army knife that can serve many functions. In fact, we prefer mind mapping in most cases, overtaking text notes. There are exceptions to this rule but in this case I will show you why you should start using mind maps over text notes for specific scenarios. Quick Summary Mind mapping has many benefits over linear text notes.The visual aspect of mind maps allows you to use mindmapping for a wide variety of things.Practical examples of when you should use mind maps over text notes. All the mind maps created are done by Mindjet MindManager – our favorite mindmapping software. 1. A great way to take notes during meetings is by using a mind map. 2. We have shared many of our book summaries here and they have all started off as mind maps. Mind maps are ideal for summarizing information, such as that found in books. 3. BudgetResourcesPeopleScopeDeadline Basic structure of a mind map for project management. 4. 5. Why? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.